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2020 Show-Me State Games Canceled Due to COVID-19 Concerns

COLUMBIA, Mo. (July 8, 2020) –  The 2020 Show-Me State Games is canceling its summer events to protect the health and safety of athletes, spectators, volunteers, officials and the community due to current COVID-19 concerns. The Show-Me State Games is an annual Olympic-style festival held in Columbia that typically offers more than 40 sporting events.  … Continued

2020 Virtual Torch Run

The Show-Me State Games Shelter Insurance Torch is a symbol of bringing our state together for fun and exciting competition and during these trying times, we want to encourage everyone to stay active and Carry the Torch together. While we won’t be traveling with the Torch this spring, you can still be a part of this Olympic-style … Continued

Show-Me State Games Hoopin It Up Basketball Tournament

Hoopin’ It Up Basketball is back!

The 2020 Hoopin’ It Up Basketball events are set for January 10-12, February 28-March 1 and March 27-29. Our January event is brand new to the Games! Our February event, sponsored by Mpix, gives 3rd-8th grade boys and girls the opportunity to participate in a recreational or competitive basketball tournament. The March weekend also includes 9th grade … Continued

Pumpkin Fun Run Set for October 19!

The 7th annual Pumpkin Fun Run, sponsored by University of Missouri Children’s Hospital, will begin at 9 a.m. on October 19 at Philips Lake Park in Columbia.  This 1.4-mile run/walk is open to Boone County students grades K-5. Parents and teachers are also encouraged to participate.  There is a $10 entry fee for students, which includes … Continued

Show-Me State Games 2019 Schedules and Athlete Stories

Weekend of July 19-21 July 19-21 schedule July 26-28 schedule   Never lose heart Kallie Smith: competing in fast-pitch softball July 20-21  Kallie Smith is 17 years old and has been playing softball since she could pick one up. She’s a stealthy base runner and loves to bunt and is a middle infielder. Softball has … Continued

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3 Ways to Prepare for the Show-Me State Games

Whether you’re a participating athlete or a cheering spectator, there are a few things you should know before heading out to this year’s games. Have a plan to stay hydrated. According to the American College of Sports Medicine, active people should drink at least 16-20 ounces of fluid one to two hours before an outdoor … Continued

The 2019 GAMES are here!

The 35th annual Show-Me STATE GAMES kick off this weekend with sports including high school basketball and volleyball, swimming, adult soccer, pickleball and par-3 golf. The 25th Anniversary Missouri State Senior Games, open to athletes age 50 and older, will also take place starting Thursday, June 6. Seniors from all over the state and beyond will … Continued

2019 Programs

Please check out our programs for our 2019 events. They include event schedules, heat safety tips, dining/hotel guides and more. We encourage you to support our sponsors, hotels and dining partners!   We are happy to mail you a copy if you would like! Please email Emily at lorenzep@missouri.edu. Senior Games 2019 program 2019 SMSG … Continued

Summer Injuries - MU Health - SMSG

Summer-Related Injuries

Athletes run the risk of injury in any sport. However, during summer, a higher risk of heat-related illnesses and head injuries calls for extra caution.   Heat-related illnesses include: Dehydration: dry mouth, thirstiness, dry lips, fatigue, lightheadedness and headache. Drink plenty of water or liquids such as sports beverages that hydrate and replace electrolytes. Heat … Continued

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